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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bedfordshire Probate Records]], [[Cambridgeshire Probate Records]]''  
 
''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bedfordshire Probate Records]], [[Cambridgeshire Probate Records]]''  
  
== Jurisdiction<br> ==
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== Jurisdiction<br> ==
  
 
This ecclesiastical court had pre-1858 jurisdiction over the following:  
 
This ecclesiastical court had pre-1858 jurisdiction over the following:  
  
==== Bedfordshire  ====
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===== Bedfordshire  =====
  
 
From&nbsp;1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire,&nbsp;which was transferred to the Diocese of Ely in that year.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
From&nbsp;1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire,&nbsp;which was transferred to the Diocese of Ely in that year.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
==== Cambridgeshire  ====
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===== Cambridgeshire  =====
  
 
This court had jurisdiction over the diocese of Ely (most of&nbsp;the upper half of the county).  
 
This court had jurisdiction over the diocese of Ely (most of&nbsp;the upper half of the county).  
  
==== Huntingdon  ====
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===== Huntingdon  =====
  
From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconries of Huntingdon, which was transferred to the Diocese of Ely in that year.
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From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconries of Huntingdon, which was transferred to the Diocese of Ely in that year.  
  
==== Norfolk  ====
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===== Norfolk  =====
  
 
The parish of Emneth.  
 
The parish of Emneth.  
  
==== Suffolk  ====
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===== Suffolk  =====
  
From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, which was transferred to the Dicese of Ely in that year.&nbsp;
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From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, which was transferred to the Dicese of Ely in that year.&nbsp;  
  
 
== Records  ==
 
== Records  ==
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Records are on microfilm and are available at the [http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/ Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies] service in Cambridge, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and through&nbsp;family history&nbsp;centers.&nbsp; The Family History Library has the following:  
 
Records are on microfilm and are available at the [http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/archives/ Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies] service in Cambridge, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and through&nbsp;family history&nbsp;centers.&nbsp; The Family History Library has the following:  
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=41418&disp=Wills+and+administrations+of+the+Diocese%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Wills and administrations of the Diocese of Ely, 1449-1858]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=41418&disp=Wills+and+administrations+of+the+Diocese%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Wills and administrations of the Diocese of Ely, 1449-1858]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=274273&disp=Probate+records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Probate records, 1612-1841]&nbsp;(mostly unregistered administrations, bonds, and inventories)
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=274273&disp=Probate+records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Probate records, 1612-1841]&nbsp;(mostly unregistered administrations, bonds, and inventories)  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1129448&disp=Bonds+and+inventories%2C+1587%2D1858%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Bonds and inventories, 1587-1858]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1129448&disp=Bonds+and+inventories%2C+1587%2D1858%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Bonds and inventories, 1587-1858]
  
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Indexes are found with the original and microfilmed records as above.  
 
Indexes are found with the original and microfilmed records as above.  
  
In addition, the Family History Library has the following transcripts and indexes:
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In addition, the Family History Library has the following transcripts and indexes:  
  
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[[Category:Probate_records_in_Bedfordshire|Probate records in Bedfordshire]] [[Category:Bedfordshire]] [[Category:Probate_records_in_Cambridgeshire|Probate records in Cambridgeshire]] [[Category:Cambridgeshire]]
[[Category:Probate records in Bedfordshire|Probate records in Bedfordshire]] [[Category:Bedfordshire]]
 
[[Category:Probate records in Cambridgeshire|Probate records in Cambridgeshire]] [[Category:Cambridgeshire]]
 

Revision as of 22:34, 22 September 2009

England Gotoarrow.png Bedfordshire Probate Records, Cambridgeshire Probate Records

Jurisdiction

This ecclesiastical court had pre-1858 jurisdiction over the following:

Bedfordshire

From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire, which was transferred to the Diocese of Ely in that year.  

Cambridgeshire

This court had jurisdiction over the diocese of Ely (most of the upper half of the county).

Huntingdon

From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconries of Huntingdon, which was transferred to the Diocese of Ely in that year.

Norfolk

The parish of Emneth.

Suffolk

From 1837, secondary jurisdiction over the parishes in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury, which was transferred to the Dicese of Ely in that year. 

Records

The original records of this court are deposited at the Cambridge University Library in the city of Cambridge.  Contact the library for assistance.

The records include:

  • Original wills, 1503-1857
  • Registered wills, 1449-1858
  • Original administrations, inventories, tuitions, etc., 1662-1858

Records are on microfilm and are available at the Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies service in Cambridge, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and through family history centers.  The Family History Library has the following:

Indexes

Indexes are found with the original and microfilmed records as above.

In addition, the Family History Library has the following transcripts and indexes: